Kinematics of Mechanisms.- Architectures of Parallel Robotic Machine.- Planar Parallel Robotic Machine Design.- Spatial Parallel Robotic Machines with Prismatic Actuators.- Spatial Parallel Robotic Machines with Revolute Actuators.- Reconfigurable Parallel Kinematic Machine Tools.- Performance Evaluation of Parallel Robotic Machines.- Design Optimization of Parallel Robotic Machines.- Integrated Environment for Design and Analysis of Parallel Robotic Machine.
Research and development of various parallel mechanism applications in engineering are now being performed more and more actively in every industrial field. Parallel robot based machine tools development is considered a key technology of robot applications in manufacturing industries. The material covered here describes the basic theory, approaches, and algorithms in the field of parallel robot based machine tools. In addition families of new alternative mechanical architectures which can be used for machine tools with parallel architecture are introduced. Given equal importance is the design of mechanism systems such as kinematic analysis, stiffness analysis, kinetostatic modeling, and optimization.
Covers the latest material in parallel kinematic machine tools and the junction of parallel robot and machine tools
Includes novel conceptions and approaches such as the general kinetostatic model, artificial intelligence based performance optimization, and the global stiffness model
Provides large numbers of case study and numerical analysis that will help the reader understand and apply the material presented